Wild parrots at large in Redwood City (1973)

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Film Date
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KRON. 3287-7
KRON-TV news footage from March 27, 1973 featuring views of wild parrots which have been spotted all over Redwood City in San Mateo County. Also includes interviews with two residents who have been watching them and an officer with the Peninsula Humane Society, who comments that: "They're more of an attraction than a problem." Note that an article on p.2 of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper from March 28, 1973 by Larry Liebert states that the "wild parrots of Redwood City" were commonly sighted and a parrot trainer at Marine World Africa USA (Mike Flagg) favored the theory that a group of these birds escaped from a pet store shipment at San Francisco airport. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

This 16mm reversal film print was scanned in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in February 2023.
16mm color reversal print, with co-magnetic soundtrack